Horse head nebula

Description Nebulas:

The galaxy contains dust and gas. They are contained and that will form the Nebula. Through a telescope it would look fuzzy and luminous.


Nebulas In General:

A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas, helium gas and plasma. The general name for any extended astronomical object. The nebula is formed by the gravitional collapse of gas in the intersteller medium. Some are formed as the result of supernova explosion the death throes of massive short lived stars.


Horsehead Nebulas:

A famous dark nebula in the Constellation of origin. A plume of obscuring dust takes form very reminiscent of a horse's head dark against a glow background.

horse head nebula

The History Horse Head Nebula:

The Horse Head Nebula, embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula, is seen in this representative color image from the Canada -France -Hawaii - Telescope in Hawaii. The Horse head Nebula has a dark molecular cloud, It like 1500 light years in distance. The only reason it is visible to a molecular cloud. The only reason it is visible to the human eye, because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against another brighter nebula. The horse head part of the nebula is mainly a part of a larger dust cloud. It has a red glow that originates from hydrogen gases predominantly behind the nebula. Ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orion’s.

Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula

The Location Of Horsehead Nebula:
Location of Nebula
Location of Nebula

Location of Nebula
Location of Nebula

Intresting Things To Know About Nebulas:
  • Nebula are Classified in 4 groups; Reflection, Emission, Dark, and Planetary.
  • The Horsehead Nebula was notice by Williamina Fleming in 1888
  • The Nebula has bright Spots that indicate younger stars are forming.
  • It has Horsehead has streaks of gas leaving the nebula, and is funneled by a strong magnetic field
  • The Constellation is Orion
  • It Resemables a horses's head
  • The dimesion is 8 by 6 arcmins
  • It is 1500 light years away
  • The type is Dark nebula


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